The Chevy 3500HD and Ford F-350 Super Duty 1-ton pickup trucks have been competitive in payload and towing capacity. However, the slightly larger 2009 Chevy Silverado models have given Chevrolet a modest edge over Ford in towing capacity.
Silverado 3500 Specifications
The Silverado 3500HD has a 157.5-inch wheelbase. It is 244.7 inches long, 95.9 inches wide and has a curb weight of 5,897 pounds.
The F-350 has a 141.8-inch wheelbase. It is 231.8 inches long, 79.9 inches wide and has a curb weight of 5,818 pounds.
Silverado 3500 Features
The 3500HD comes in the WT, LT or the high-end LTZ trim levels.
The F-350 is offered in four trim levels: base XL, mid-level XL, off-road FX4 and the luxury Lariat.
Silverado 3500HD Performance
The 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V-8 provides 365 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque. The 3500HD can carry a 5,300-pound payload and has a towing capacity of 16,500 pounds while equipped with Allison six-speed automatic transmission and 3.73 axle ratio, according to Chevrolet.com.
The 6.4-liter turbodiesel V-8 generates 350 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The F-350 can carry a 5,720-pound payload and has a towing capacity of 15,000 pounds on a six-speed manual transmission and 3.73 axle ratio, according to Fordvehicles.com.
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